|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||Stewart Green, Martha Morris, and Mike Heinrichs, Sept. 2004|
|Submitted By:||Anna Moore on Jul 30, 2006|
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By Ryan Carlino
Aug 4, 2006
We found it easier to get to the "belay bolt" by just walking on the ground until we were below it. Then follow easy rock up to it. It's really not too far and seemed easier and more secure than traversing in from the left.
The route is really good. It begins with some thin (no hands) moves and changes to decent hand holds for the second half.
By Stewart M. Green
Jan 10, 2009
|It's best to traverse right across the slabs from the bolt on the ledge below "Mo Verde" and "The Youth", because there is a lot of poison ivy along the base of the cliff. It can get ya even in winter. Also, don't flake your rope out down there unless you want the dreaded PI on it too....|
By Jim Gloeckler
From: Denver, Colo.
Mar 17, 2010
|I wish I would have read about the poison ivy before doing the route, but it wasn't in the book and I did not really see any when doing it today. We did what Ryan did, because it seemed easier and much more natural. Good route that was easier than its neighbor to the south (Mo Verde).|
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 9, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
|We just belayed from the base of the ledge. Did not see any poison ivy (of course, that could mean we got it!). Good climb -- thanks for putting it up, Stewart! We had a 70m rope and both rapped down after the climb -- a 70m will not reach the ledge, but it's just about a 10' downclimb on easy rock. Tie knots in the end of your rope!|